Sunday, May 18, 2014

Six Flags--ALL DAY!

Six Flags has a reading program for the schools every year where if you read for six hours over the course of a month, you get a free ticket to Six Flags.  Harrison pretty much lives for this.  Spending the day at Six Flags with his dad is his favorite thing in the universe.  Chloe loves it, too, so they both earned their free tickets . . . which are good for the month after we move.  Lame.  But they couldn't miss out on the best day of the year, so we decided we would all go as a family.  Jeff would take the older kids on scary rides and I would hold The Bag while Miles went on little kid rides.  It worked out great.  (Except the part where they made me ride the scary Ferris Wheel.  Amusement parks are not my idea of fun.)  I told Miles that we were going to stay their ALL DAY.  It blew his mind.

Here's Harrison at the top of the Ferris Wheel acting like it's not scary at all.

Chloe was the best big sister, ever, and went on all the kiddie rides with Miles.

She was particularly embarrassed to be on the baby swings.  Especially after riding this:

We met up with Jeff and Harrison for some more challenging entertainment.

Jeff and Harrison's favorite thing to do is make funny faces for the roller coaster cameras.  My husband is Phil Dunphy.

This is Harrison trying desperately not to sit right next to Chloe.  This would be a good date ride.

Chloe gets it from him.

Apparently it's tradition for Jeff to buy them giant ice cream cones, which he finishes for them.  Everybody wins!

I love this picture.  Harrison thinks he's really driving that car and something is making Miles crack up.  Awesome.

After a lot of begging, the kids finally agreed to ride MY favorite ride at Six Flags.  It's a steam engine!  With real steam!  Shut up.  It's cool.

Then they made me ride this.  Harrison said we all had to do finger guns for the camera, but Chloe was the only one who pulled it off.

Chloe decided she wanted to ride Pandemonium.  (You know, because it has the word "panda" in it.)  She immediately regretted that decision.  And then didn't regret it at all.  It was literally a roller coaster ride of emotions.

Harrison and Jeff were too cool to ride the carousel, but not to cool to get teary when it played "Meet Me In St. Louis."

3 Wisecracks:

Patti said...

Wow! What a fabulously fun day!

allyn said...

Ohman! Thanks for the laughs this morning. "Panda"monium was a good one. I am with you when it comes to "amusement" parks not being amusing. I don't really get it. Do it for the kids, I guess.

Nicole said...

Sames! That makes four of the sisters (unless Katy and Makenzie feel the same) with the same FEELINGS about amusement parks. You are a hero for going all day, Melissa. It was worth it to get all those fun photos, eh? Miles...hahahaha! His faces are the best.